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Good morning, Joycets!

Glad to see that you have your own board. Now with the Attention Deficit Issue, you'll have to remember to check it frequently. Which leads me to my issues with ADD. I was diagnosed with ADD as an adult, but have had issues with attention for as long as I can remember. DH and three kids, all diagnosed as well, so we have that going for us:0)

In addition to the human kids, we currently have two dogs, both brittanies from the same litter: Braith and Becca. A number of years ago, we had twe beagles, Emmie and Vanna. We like to think that Braith channels Emmie and Becca channels Vanna. Both are highly energetic and are convinced that someday they will catch those squirrels in the backyard. If one of the squirrels actually landed on the ground, I'd think that they stood a chance of catching them too, but since we have a fence around my garden, the squirrels have learned that it's safe to cross the yard by walking along the back fence.

I think the toughest part about dealing with ADD as an adult, is that you are expected to help keep your kids organized in school, and I'm the one who most often forgets that things are due. So it's like the kids are pretty much on their own for learning to organize things.


Every year I buy christmas paper/boxes/supplies for the next year during the sales in January. Then, inevitably, I forget where I stored something and end up making a mad dash to the store to buy more supplies at the last minute. Last year, Michaels had these adorable take away boxes with snowmen on them and I bought a half dozen thinking that they would be great for holding my homemade treats that we send to my SIL during the holidays. You know what's coming, right? 4 dozen ginger snaps later, I can't remember where I put the boxes! Substituted bags and shipped them off... Found the boxes in the hall closet as I was putting Christmas decorations away. They were in a bag in the back!

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